Capture the Fracture

Since a major investment by New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2016, and considerable local investment from district health boards (DHBs), access to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) across New Zealand has improved dramatically. This noteworthy achievement reflects the impact of the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ initiative, a multi-sector, system-wide response to the threat that... Read more
The Philippine General Hospital’s FLS is the first FLS to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’ from the Philippines. It represents the 278th FLS to join CTF, with the Philippines as the 39th country to be included in the global network. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more
IOF se complace en anunciar que la segunda institución médica de México en el Mapa de Mejores Prácticas de Capture the Fracture® (CTF), el Servicio de Enlace de Fractura (FLS) del Centro de Investigación Ósea (CIO) de la Ciudad de Guadalajara ha sido evaluado y recibido la Medalla de Plata por el Comité Directivo de CTF. Read more
IOF is pleased to report that the second medical institution from Mexico to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’, the Fracture Liaison Service at the Centro de Investigación Ósea (CIO) in Guadalajara, has been assessed and awarded with silver-star recognition by the CTF Steering Committee. Read more
While FLSs are effective, showing how an FLS is improving patient outcomes is a challenge. Following requests from a number of FLSs around the globe, Capture the Fracture®  have drafted a series of indicators that FLSs can use, voluntarily, to evaluate the quality of an FLS at the patient level and drive quality improvement. This can be done using local, regional or national audits.  Read more
The motto of the FFN Japan meeting, held in Hamamatsu Japan from March 2-4, 2018, was “Fracture prevention through multi-disciplinary cooperation”, clearly highlighting Capture the Fracture’ s mission to close the fracture prevention gap through coordinated Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). Read more
Orthopaedists are key partners in secondary fracture prevention - they are ideally placed to identify patients with osteoporosis and their involvement in the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services is paramount.  For this reason, we are very pleased to announce that IOF is a partner society of the SICOT World Congress, taking place from October 10-13, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Read more
The Fragility Fracture Prevention Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain) has treated 1,750 patients since its creation in March 2012. Recently this exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has been awarded Gold Star status by Capture the Fracture® (CTF), with an outstanding score of 93% based on the CTF Best Practice Framework. The service is one of 57 FLS awarded Gold... Read more
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program run by Beacon Hospital (Selangor, Malaysia) was awarded a Malaysia Health & Wellness BRAND AWARD 2017 under the Category of Nursing/Health and Wellness Centre. The Award, presented on January 12th by the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia, was judged and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. Read more

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